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Bodyworlds Outing – 2nd or 4th May 2019

TRIP TO BODYWORLDS Piccadilly Circus, London – Thursday 2nd May and Saturday 4th May

Adult price – £24.50, student (under 30) £22.50

You don’t have to go to the Dissection workshop or be an FHT member to go the Bodyworlds exhibition. It’s just a good opportunity to join a group outing and enjoy the company and reduced price of a group ticket.

If there’s 10 people interested in going to Bodyworlds on one of the days we’d arrange a group entrance £22 per person.

We all have to enter together but can separate once we’re inside so you can take your time as you prefer. There’s a limit on the size of the bag (30cm x 30cm) you can take in, but there are (shareable) lockers to hire for 3 (I think) hours – bearing in mind we’ll have overnight bags. No photos allowed in the exhibition.

I went to Bodyworlds in London last year (and some of us went in a group to Manchester a few years ago) and it’s an absolutely unique experience and very useful for our learning of the wonders of the human body.

So far three members who are going to the Dissection workshop prefer to go to Bodyworlds on Thursday and three on Saturday – but the three Thursday people are also able to go on Saturday.

It wouldn’t be possible to do both the workshop and Bodyworlds on the same day – just in case you were wondering…..Quite apart from brain overload!!

I’ve set up a What’s App group for these trips so people can liaise with each other to share accommodation and/or travel together.

Please contact us (info@fhtnottinghamlsg.org.uk) if you want to join us on either of the Bodyworlds trips.


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Dissection Workshop – 3rd May 2019

DISSECTION WORKSHOP – hosted by Jane Johnson. Friday 3rd May 2019,

1pm – 4pm (meet at 12.45pm for a prompt start

The Hodgekin Building, Guy’s Campus, King’s College, London, SE1 1UL

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So far there’s 6 members who have booked to go on the Dissection workshop.

Afterwards, you are free to enjoy the Gordon Museum which is a large, on-site pathology museum with approximately 8,000 specimens, used by the students studying medicine at Kings College London. The museum is not open to members of the public so this is a fantastic opportunity to explore their pathology collection after your workshop.

The purpose of the dissection workshop is to provide you with an opportunity to see the structures that you massage on a daily basis as a therapist. There is no cutting – all specimens have been prepared for us in advance by the dissection technicians. These are in the form of ‘prosections’ (whole upper or lower limbs or torsos) and ‘pots’ (specimens held in liquid inside glass jars called pots).

**You’ll need to book your own place on the Dissection workshop and your travel/accommodation.

The group is a maximum 30 and over half the places are now booked. There’s a £10 saving for the Early Bird price of £135 – not sure when that expires.

So far three members who are going to the Dissection workshop prefer to go to Bodyworlds on Thursday and three on Saturday – but the three Thursday people are also able to go on Saturday.

It wouldn’t be possible to do both the workshop and Bodyworlds on the same day – just in case you were wondering…..Quite apart from brain overload!!

I’ve set up a What’s App group for these trips so people can liaise with each other to share accommodation and/or travel together. Please let us know (info@fhtnottinghamlsg.org.uk) if you’d like to join this WA group.


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Chill Out Zone June 2016

Well, yet again we had rainy weather for the Chill Out Zone at this year’s 10th Anniversary Gate to Southwell Festival from 9th to 12th June!
Nevertheless our 8 therapists were pretty busy and it was an enjoyable weekend – promoting and delivering complimentary therapies….. and bailing out!!

We (and our clients) still kept cosy in our heated gazebos. We welcomed some ‘old’ clients and many new, including some of the artists. We did 49 treatments from free tasters to full hour’s treatments and had some lovely feedback.

Very welcoming and friendly. Excellent for comfort, pace and value. I felt like knots were being undone Thanks for a great experience.”

Very kind, gentle and asked questions making sure I was OK. Tense at first but relaxed and then very relaxed afterwards. Highly recommend CO Zone.”

Therapist was welcoming, helpful, informative – all and more! Treatment relaxing, helpful, very worth it. First fantastic experience – hopefully not the last.”

Very helpful therapist. Great value and comfortable. Had many massages – one of the best.”

“Therapists welcoming, helpful and information. Excellent treatment. Feel like a new woman. Nice drainage! See you next year.” (this from Keith Donnelly, our bailing out ‘friend’ who’s a children’s entertainer and bundle of laughs!!)

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Bailing out Caroline with Keith Donnelly, one of the artists – our hero stayed for an hour to help!!

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Hannah and Caroline ready to welcome clients

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Our new third gazebo made a cosy space for onsite and (behind the curtain) reflexology

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Caroline and relaxed client


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FHT Alfreton LSG – Future events

Date: Monday 12th September

Venue: Somercotes Village Hall, Nottingham Road, Somercotes, DE55 4LY

Topic: Japanese Tsuboki Massage

Due to popular demand, Tina Hensey will be bringing Tsuboki (part two)

Tina is qualified in Sports Massage, Health & Fitness, Hot Stones, Foot Massage, Metamorphic Technique & Tsuboki Japanese Face Massage. Tina will give an introduction & demonstrate the relaxing yet energising treatment which combines massage & acupressure principles. The Japanese recognise life energy “KI” as the main force behind human existence. ‘Ki’ flows through the body via meridians, which are connected to specific organs & is responsible for many functions in the physical, emotional & spiritual body. The balance of such promotes harmony within us, maintained when ‘Ki’ flows freely throughout the body

(2 CPPD points will be awarded for this talk)

Date: Monday 5th December

Venue: Somercotes Village Hall, Nottingham Road, Somercotes, DE55 4LY

Topic: Infant and Baby Massage

Louise Summerscales is qualified in Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage,& is an instructor for “Baby & Infant Massage”. Louise will share a brief introduction & overview before giving a demonstration. Did you now that massaged babies develop more quickly physically & mentally; ie develop speech & social skills earlier, also more spatial awareness? Emotionally it’s incredibly therapeutic for both masseur & baby, it helps with such a variety of conditions with many benefits… short & longterm. There is a lot of scientific research & literary studies which highly praise this therapy. Infant massage is taught to parents. Throughout history, massage has been used by parents to soothe babies throughout all parts of the world.

This talk & demo is open to everyone…come along to find out more.

(2 CPPD points will be awarded for this talk.)

Should you have friends who might be interested please bring them along. For more information please contact

– Harley Jackson on 07583 185332 or email harley@harlisticmist.co.uk

Louise Summerscales on 07882 777587 or email lcsummerscales@gmail.com


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Emergency First Aid at Work courses – January 25th or February 19th

if you work alone​ perhaps ​as a therapist or facilitator or trainer it’s advisable to have a F​irst Aid qualification.  The qualification runs out after 3 years as the advice changes frequently​ and because we forget these skills when we don’t use them often!

I am hosting 2 one day courses which will give you everything you need to give that emergency treatment which can prevent further injury or even save a life or simply make someone much more comfortable.

This is for anyone who has taken a first Aid course before or not.

If you know anyone else who would be interested please pass this email on to them.

Here are all the details.  

 

You can choose a course on either

January 25th 

OR February 19th​.

Each course will run 

from 9.30am to  to 5.30pm

Fee – £70 (which is about half the usual price) and includes a First Aid book and kit for the car.

 

This is a standard one day First Aid Course suitable for anyone who wants to feel confident to help people with minor injuries or even to save a life in an emergency.

The trainer is the wonderfully enthusiastic Aimee Chatfield who will cover everything you need in one day.

Emergency First Aid at Work Syllabus

The training includes:

§ Responsibilities of the First Aider

§ Legalities and reporting incidents

§ Assessment of the situation and action in an emergency

§ Resuscitation

§ Choking

§ Wounds and bleeding

§ Shock

§ Seizures

 

Extra topics that can be included:

§ Heart conditions

§ Disorders of respiration

§ Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactic Shock

§ Foreign objects

§ Minor burns and scalds

§ Stroke

§ Bones, Joints and Muscles injuries

 

Certification

Assessment is on-going by the instructor and a three-year qualification will be issued to those who meet the criteria. 

Duration

A minimum of six teaching hours consisting of both ​theoretical and practical activities.

Number of students

A maximum of 8 students can be accommodated on each course. 

Age limit

Students must be at least 14 years of age and a full HSE-approved qualification can be offered to all, subject to assessment.  

I’ve attached a booking form for you to return with a cheque for the full amount of £70 or your deposit of £25 (which is non-returnable)  plus a £45 cheque post dated to the day of your course.​

You can also pay by bank transfer – details are on the booking form.

This will secure your place and it’s best to book as soon as possible as numbers are limited.

If you have any questions please just email or call me.

 

love and light

Ruth

 

Ruth Chambers

07789 020 668

Wedding and Funeral Celebrant

www.ruthchambers.uk

Life Coach
Meditation, Yoga and Reiki Teacher
www.lifebalanceuk.co.uk


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Ruth Chambers’ course on Meditation starts 21st January 2016

Hi Everyone,

After that busy period of preparing for C​hristmas and then enjoying the festivities we come to this quiet part of the year – a time for relaxing and making plans for later in the year.

If you’ve been struggling with anxiety or depression or insomnia you may find that meditation is a good way to keep their mind clear and to de-stress

Relaxing into meditation allows you to be in touch with your inner self.

I’m running the ​very popular Meditation Made Simple Course starting on Tuesday January 26th from 2 to 4pm

Here are some testimonials from two students after their first session.

“I felt so welcome at the group and thoroughly enjoyed the gentle introduction to Meditation” Kathy

“Since I’ve been back home the meditation has been a wonderful way of relaxing and I am really enjoying it. If this is how it feels after only 4 days I am really looking forward to developing it further.” Karen

And from some earlier students:

Meditation has brought a warm calmness into my life. It enables me to switch off the past and even the future and understand the real meaning and enjoyment of the word ‘now.’ Sue Culling

“Meditation makes me feel calmer and more organised because I can focus better on what I am doing. I enjoyed meeting like-minded people. I’m surprised how much I have enjoyed chanting in the group and on my own.Helen Taylor

“Meditation took me to a place which enabled me to release negativity, insecurity and anxiety. It was a breakthrough giving me the way forward to relinquish deep seated emotional patterns which have held me back from realising my true potential. I’m now moving towards being comfortable with my true self at last.  Anon

Meditation is a delightfully simple practice, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy – that’s why I run this course. My aim is to introduce you to different techniques and methods of meditation so that you can find a way that works for you. All have the same goal – to quieten the busy thinking mind and allow the wisdom of the higher self to speak. this course will give you everything you need to set up your own meditation practice .

What can meditation do for you? It can;

Give you a quiet space in your busy life

Allow time to relax completely and experience stillness

Give you a quiet space in your busy life

Allow time to relax completely and experience stillness

Reduce negative thinking

Put you more in touch with yourself

Improve mental health

Build self-confidence

Lower your blood pressure

Enhance your immune system

We’ll do 2 or 3 meditations each session and you’ll have plenty of time to share experiences, discuss any doubts about meditation and get all your questions answered.

You’ll try out  various meditation techniques including;

Following the breath

Guided visualisation

Mantra or chanting

Walking meditation

Just sitting

Loving kindness

Mindfulness

I have been leading meditation regularly in Yoga classes for 15 years so all you’ll have to do is sit back and relax and follow my voice. You’ll find that  meditating in a group is much easier than on your own as the group builds a feeling of relaxation that takes everyone deeper. Then you build the habit over 9 weeks so that it gets easier to meditate on your own.

Finally, meditation is not attached to any religion – it doesn’t matter what your beliefs are or if you have any – you can benefit from being more in touch with your inner self.

If you would like to join this group please let me know as soon as possible as numbers are limited.

The course runs for 9 weeks and the cost of £99 includes all tuition and weekly handouts which build to make a folder for you to keep and refer to later. Payable in 3 instalments if that makes it easier – £33 and 2 post dated cheques of £33 each or by bank transfer if you prefer. Contact me for a booking form for you to return with your deposit which will secure your place.

love and light

Ruth Chambers

07789 020 668

Wedding and Funeral Celebrant

www.ruthchambers.uk

Life Coach
Meditation, Yoga and Reiki Teacher
www.lifebalanceuk.co.uk


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Ruth Chambers’ Reiki Course – starts January 17th

Hi there and Happy New Year,

I believe that everyone has​ the ability to ​ heal in their hands and most people just need some training to be able to use it. 

The first level of Reiki training is your chance to learn a simple way to look after yourself and to help your family and friends. Just imagine being able to soothe a fractious child, help your arthritic dog, or help an asthmatic friend to breathe more easily or take away the pain of a headache in a few minutes.

The first benefit most people feel is a sense of relaxation and peace and that’s when they are giving the Reiki as well when they are receiving it.

I’m running a 3 day Reiki Level 1 course on Sundays January 17th, 24th and February 7th in Castle Donington​

Reiki healing is easy to learn and practice. Here’s more about the course content and what you could gain from attending.

 

Over the first 2 days you will

  • earn the history of this ancient healing system
  • receive a powerful Reiki Attunement
  • feel the energy in your own hands
  • do your first Self Healing
  • be energised by Hatsu Rei Ho
  • give and receive a full Reiki treatment
  • enjoy guided visualisations.

You can relax and enjoy 2 days experiencing and using Reiki energy for yourself and for other people and animal​s.

There are limited places on the course so there’s plenty of time for questions and individual attention.

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You’ll have 3 weeks to practice self healing using the CD included in the course package provided, read the manual and channel healing for family and friends.

On the third day there is plenty of time for sharing and questions. You’ll give and receive a full healing treatment, experience group healing and meditations. We’ll also be joined by experienced healers so there’ll be lots of positive energy.

After 3 weeks you will be able to:

  • Use 3 methods for self healing
  • Confidently treat family and friends
  • Treat your favourite pet
  • Use Reiki for First Aid
  • Ease a friend’s headache
  • Soothe a fractious child

The price for the 3 days of training including the comprehensive manual, a meditation CD for daily practice, certificate and continuing email and telephone support is £179. You can pay in 3 monthly instalments if that makes it easier.

You can secure your place by filling in the attached booking form and returning it with your payment – alternatively pay by bank transfer. You’ll find all the details on the form.

If you have any questions or just want to chat about the course please email or call me on 07789 020 668.

love and light

Ruth Chambers

07789 020 668

Wedding and Funeral Celebrant

www.ruthchambers.uk

Life Coach
Meditation, Yoga and Reiki Teacher
www.lifebalanceuk.co.uk